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Goldfish swimming past snails

How long do goldfish live? What to know about your new carnival prize

Don't believe the myth that goldfish should only like for a couple of years. With proper care, you could have your pet for a decade or more.
Fish resting in an aquarium

Do fish sleep? It’s complicated

Blue betta fish staring at the camera

What fish can live with bettas? These are your best bets for fish buddies

Baby bird standing up

Wondering what to feed a baby bird? Here’s how to take care of an orphaned bird

Multicolored rabbit on carpet

This is how long you can expect your new pet rabbit to live

Guinea pig on hay

How long do guinea pigs live? Here’s what to know

Green snake curled up over a branch

How to tell if your snake is sleeping

Hamster sleeps in a small wooden house in his cage

Why do hamsters sleep so much? When to be concerned about their health

Basking Chinese water dragon

Best reptile pets: These are the 5 most affectionate reptiles you can welcome into your home

Yellow seahorse in water

Can you keep pet seahorses in your home aquarium? Here’s what you need to know

Hamster in a glass box

How to potty train a hamster (yes you can)

A school of rainbowfish in a tank

Check these 3 things immediately if you have fish swimming at the top of the tank

Brown rabbit held by owner

Here’s how to clean a rabbit properly

Pet rabbit grooming methods are unique to them. We offer details and tips on how to properly and safely clean them.
Guinea pig eats an apple

Can guinea pigs eat apples? Yes, but there are risks involved

Here's what you need to know about the safety of feeding guinea pigs apples. Plus, we'll dive into the foods you should and should not offer your pig.
Hamster in wood shavings in cage

Best hamster bedding: The safest options for your furry friend

Your hamster needs a thick layer of soft substrate to burrow into. These are the best hamster bedding options for your furry friends.
Parrot bobbing his head

Why do birds bob their heads? These are the reasons parrots and other birds do it

Bird owners spend hours observing the many messages parrots send with their movements. Here we explain what it means when a parrot bobs their head.
Painted turtle eats a mealworm

What do painted turtles eat? This is the only feeding guide you’ll need

If you've just brought home a painted turtle, read this feeding guide for tips on what it eats and what it doesn't.
Man working on aquarium

What causes high pH in an aquarium? We’ll walk you through getting your tank levels in check

The cause of your high pH levels might be hard to figure out right away, but with a few countermeasures, you'll be at optimum levels in no time.
A hand and sponge wiping the side of a dirty green aquarium

Why is your aquarium water green? Follow these steps to get your water clear again

Is your aquarium water turning green? Here's the reason why, and the steps you can take to treat it and keep it from coming back.
Fish tank with aquatic plants

Wondering what sharks are ideal for your home aquarium? These sharks fit right in

Adding a shark to your aquarium creates a bit of mystery and intrigue. We’ve found some species that are small enough for you to enjoy.
Child looking at baby turtle on counter

The do’s and don’ts of baby turtle care

Surprisingly, a new baby turtle can mean a big commitment. Take the best care of your new turtle with this baby turtle care guide.
Small child looks into a jar of tadpoles

A simple guide to what to feed tadpoles in your aquarium

What to feed tadpoles? It depends on what stage of the metamorphosis they're in. Your tadpoles will be healthy and happy with this feeding routine.
Vet checks out small hamster

7 telltale signs of a dying hamster (and what you should do)

Hamsters typically live for two to three years. This is how to tell if your hamster is dying and what you can do to make the final days easier.
Baby rabbit being held by owner

Is my rabbit pregnant? 5 telltale signs you should know

Are you wondering, "Is my rabbit pregnant?" These are the signs to look for before a rabbit gives birth and what to do when she delivers.
Orange fish in an aquarium

The ultimate guide to aquarium decorations for the coolest fish tank ever

Making your own aquarium decorations is fun. Our guide to DIY aquarium decor helps you create a safe and distinctive environment for your fish.
Hand cleaning tank with sponge

How to clear cloudy aquarium water in a few easy steps and make your fish happy

Here's how to clear up cloudy water in aquariums for a clean tank depending on what color it is plus the steps you should take no matter what.
Parrot tilts its head while standing next to a ball

Video: Parrots playing basketball is the best thing we’ve ever seen

Birds can learn all kinds of tricks, including how to play games. These parrots demonstrate what a game of basketball or volleyball should look like.
Woman holding a hamster eating a treat

Wondering how to take care of a hamster? Here are 8 pet hamster care tips that all beginners need to follow

New to hamster ownership and wondering how to take care of your pet? Follow these tips to keep your little guy safe and healthy.
Vet examines a falcon's wing

Found an injured bird? Here’s how to help a bird with a broken wing

Here's what to do if you find an injured bird so you can help it. With four steps, you'll have the broken wing healed and the bird back in the wild.
Fish tank with healthy bubbles coming out of filter

Are bubbles in a fish tank a problem? They just might be

What should you do if you find bubbles in a fish tank? Here's everything you need to know and how you can fix it.
Sugar glider clings to their owner's thumb

What you need to know about sugar gliders before you get an exotic pet

Considering a sugar glider as a pet? This is everything you need to know about this marsupial before adding one to your household.
Two bearded dragons sit on a rock

Can you make a profit breeding your bearded dragon?

What do baby beardies sell for? Can you safely and ethically breed your beardie? Find out here.
Three beautiful budgies perch on a branch outside

Budgies 101: How to take care of America’s favorite pet bird

You might think that raising a parakeet won't be as much of a commitment as a dog or cat, but there's still a lot that goes into keeping them.
A colorful rainbowfish swims in front of plants in an aquarium

Add rainbowfish to your tank – these beauties will brighten up any aquarium

Rainbowfish are not only beautiful, they are also a great beginner fish and an easy one to add to an existing tank.
Two guinea pigs sit on a branch in their cage in front of a small wooden house

How to set up your guinea pig cage – here’s everything you need

What type of guinea pig cage should you get? We'll break down everything you need to know and how you should go about setting it up, step by step.
A baby chick sits in the grass next to a broken egg

3 reasons not to give pet rabbits, baby chicks, or ducks this Easter

Animals like rabbits, ducks, and baby chicks are so much more than an Easter present. Here's why not to gift them this spring.
Brown bunny sits in the grass

Bunny care 101: If Easter inspires you to adopt a rabbit, read this first

Are you thinking about adopting a pet rabbit for Easter? Look over our Bunny Care 101 guide before you do.
Man performs a water change in his aquarium by syphoning

How to get rid of green algae in a saltwater tank effectively

Do you have an out-of-control algae bloom in your aquarium? Get a clean saltwater tank easily by following these simple steps.
A blue female betta in a tank

Are female betta fish worth it? Here’s why you should consider getting one of these pretty fish

Don't discount a female betta fish. These pretty fish can be just as fun and attractive as their male counterparts (and a lot less aggressive).
Turtle pokes head out of the water from inside a tank

How to clean a turtle tank the right way and keep your reptile happy

How often should you clean a turtle tank? This is what you should know about when it comes to keeping your reptile's home comfortable for them.
Man cleans aquarium with fish

How to get rid of aquarium worms from your tank quickly

No one wants worms in their aquarium - they're not only gross but can lead to bigger problems in your fish tank. Here's how to get rid of them.
Cockatiel sits on a natural perch inside their cage

How to make a parrot’s perch with a natural branch (it’s easy!)

It's easy to make a parrot perch with a natural branch. Here are the steps to follow to ensure it's safe and fun for your bird.
Black beard algae growing on wood in an aquarium

This is how you get rid of black beard algae in your fish tank

Black beard algae can wreak havoc in a fish tank. Follow these steps to eliminate this algae from your aquarium.
Bird chirps into the sunset

Bird won’t stop chirping? How to keep your pet bird quiet

Does your bird keep chirping and waking you up at night? Here's what to do to keep them quiet so you can both get some sleep.
Two cory catfish hang out on the bottom of the tank

Looking to add corydoras to your aquarium? Here’s what you need to know first

Like many catfish, corydoras make great beginner fish for an amateur aquarist, but there are still a few key things they need to stay happy.
A large aquarium filled with plants and small fish

Aquarium fish keeping 101: Start your new hobby and keep your fish alive

Setting up your first tank might seem daunting. Run through our checklist to make sure you have everything in place so your fish stay alive and happy.
A very small turtle sits in the palm of someone's hand outside

Is buying a baby turtle illegal? Here is how to bring home this reptile legally and ethically

It might seem that turtles are one of the easiest pets to own, but they actually require a lot of work, starting before you even bring them home.
Ringneck bird sits outside in a tree

Funny birds video: Check out these parrots playing peekaboo

Can't get enough of funny bird videos? You'll love these two parrots playing peekaboo and chattering to each other.
Bird rides a bike on a clothes line

Bird training classes are a thing – Here’s how to get your pet circus ready

Whether you go to a bird training class or try YouTube videos, you can train your feathered friend in a few easy steps.
Parrot perches on a branch looking quizzically at the camera

Video: Mommy parrot plays peekaboo with her babies

Many parrots can learn how to talk but this sweet mom takes things to the next level when she decides to play a game of Peekaboo with her brood.